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    • The Chrysalids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation. Abnormal plants are publicly burned, with much singing of hymns. Abnormal humans (who are not really human) are also condemned to destruction - unless they succeed in fleeing to the Fringes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top notch post-apocalyptic tale!

    • By Nothing really matters on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Day of the Triffids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere 24 hours before is gone forever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT unabridged.

    • By Dave Cole on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Midwich Cuckoos

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fine Wyndham book

    • By Jeff R. Koeppen on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Chrysalids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good reading of great story

    • By Caleigh on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Kraken Wakes (Dramatised)

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cake, Saira Todd, David Fleeshman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    At first, the fireballs seemed to be nothing more than a dazzling display of lights in the sky, plunging into the deepest oceans and disappearing without trace. But when ships started sinking inexplicably and the sea-lanes became impassable, it seemed that the world was facing a threat of unprecedented proportions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Incessant pillow talk smothers story

    • By Andrew Migliore on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Chocky

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Matthew is a normal 11-year-old boy living with his parents and little sister in Surrey. He's too old and sensible to have an imaginary friend really. Yet when Matthew's parents keep finding him talking and arguing with a strange presence whom Matthew calls Chocky, that's what they believe it must be…at first. But Chocky is oddly sinister, and keeps asking Matthew all sorts of complicated questions about the world and making him behave in unusual and erratic ways. Then Matthew suddenly does something heroic, well beyond his capabilities; the media become interested and the interest in Matthew widens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressed

    • By colleen on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $9.49

    • John Wyndham: A BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Six classic BBC radio adaptations
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Peter Sallis, Barbara Shelley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Bill Nighy, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in six classic BBC Radio dramatisations of stories by one of Britain's most popular science fiction authors. 'The Day of the Triffids', first broadcast in 1968, is set in a world in which most people have been left blind after a meteor shower, and lethal carnivorous triffids are roaming the land. 'The Kraken Wakes', dramatised for radio in 1998, is a gripping story of monsters from the deep, alien invasion and ecological disaster.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Midwich Cuckoos

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Day Of The Triffids

    • Classic Radio Sci-fi
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    This full-cast drama, part of BBC Audiobooks' Classic Radio Sci-Fi series, is based on the classic post-war 'science fantasy' novel which made John Wyndham famous, and whose appeal endures to this day. Giles Cooper's six-part adaptation stars Gary Watson, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis, with appearances from Doctor Who names Peter Pratt, Christopher Bidmead and David Brierley. Divided by blindness and societal breakdown, humanity is at the mercy of the carniverous Triffids....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story!

    • By Linda B on 10-26-08

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Time Stops Today

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It wasn't war. It wasn't cosmic catastrophe. But two couples woke up one morning to find that their houses and a part of the grounds had suddenly been cut off, isolated and beyond the invisible barrier that closed them in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So THIS Is Where Stephen King Gets His Ideas

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $5.99

    • The Kraken Wakes

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something of a Disappointment

    • By Ross Henderson on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

    • Chocky
    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Sacha Dhawan, Owen Teale, Cathy Tyson
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    When young Matthew starts talking to himself, and introduces his invisible friend, Chocky, to the family, his parents decide it's just a phase he is going through. But when Matthew starts explaining binary maths and anti-gravity propulsion, they begin to worry. Is Chocky really just the product of an over-inactive imagination, or something more?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING Radio Adaptation of the Book!

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $10.33